Rising Insecurity: Nine killed in fresh Kaduna attacks

No fewer than nine people have been killed in Chikun, Zangon Kataf, Igabi and Zaria local government areas of Kaduna State.

The state Commissioner Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed in a statement issued yesterday.

According to him, military and police authorities reported the killings to the State government.

He said ‎three people were killed when bandits barricaded the Buruku-Udawa section of the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road in Chikun LGA, adding that ‎one person sustained gunshot injuries and is receiving treatment in hospital.

Aruwan further said, in the Yola-Kadi general area also of Chikun LGA, bandits killed one and left another resident injured.

He added that bandits killed two people in Sako village, Zangon Kataf LGA. ‎Also, in Zangon Kataf LGA, two corpses were discovered by a patrol team in the Kurfi-Magamiya general area, while in Zaria LGA, bandits killed one Alhaji Habibu, in Saye village.

The State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i, was quoted to have expressed sadness at these reports and prayed for the repose of the souls of those killed in the attacks, while wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

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